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« on: May 29, 2007 10:52:32 PM »

I love Pencil Skirts, but who doesn't.  So when I found out how utterly expensive they can be (and sometimes so bland!) I decided to start making em.  So, here are my first two.

The first is just plain red with a zipper closure and a zipper for the bottom slit.  It fits great, I love it.



Now, with the confidence from my first skirt I ended up making this one today.  I love love love the fabric but I swear I tore it apart and remade it at least six times.  By far the most frustrating project I've ever worked on.  I still wanna make the bottom tighter like the first skirt.  It also has a zipper closure & a zipper for a bottom slit.



And a close up of the fabric & my lumpyness



And yes I use the same pose for all craftster photos.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 05:54:58 AM »

both are sexy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007 06:02:08 AM »

good work! Ironically I split the ass of my new pencil skirt today in front of my class of adolescents no less.

Any tips on avoiding this mishap in the future? Widen the ass-to-waist ratio?
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007 08:50:28 AM »

oh i like then ,, especailly the second one .. too cool
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007 09:04:06 AM »

Soooooooooooooooooooo Bad Ass!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007 09:13:33 AM »

i love them!
i have been wanting to make a pencil skirt out of this awesome skull fabric i have, but i'm such a sewing novice...any tips?
did you use a store bought pattern or did you just wing it?
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007 09:18:08 AM »

I love the bad ass leopard print skirt.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007 11:39:42 AM »

I split the ass once in the red skirt, I just pinched it back together & used a stronger stitch.  Iono, I'm one of those weird kids that roll around no matter what they're wearing & after makin the leopard print one I was rolling around in joy that it was done & split the side...yeah, used the same method, its a bit ugly but I don't really care.  I would tell you to just make the but a bit wider, for my next skirt the hips def will be.

I didn't use a pattern for either.  I just measured my waist (or where you want the highest point), the thickest part of my hips, & around my knees with em a bit open (walking stance!), the length you want the skirt & the length between each point you measure.  Then divide each width by four.  Fold yer fabric in half & use each fourth to mark yer curves & lay em out by length & make it kinda curvy.  Cut the back piece in half for zippers & just assemble it all.  I put a "waist band" at the top of mine (for looks, serves no real purpose its not smaller or anything so mine are really baggy at the waist, heh) and for that you just do the same thing but you cut like 5 inches off the top & fold over & sew a 10 inch wide (length of front of skirt) onto the top (mind you do this before you cut the back in half).  How about I just post a tutorial when I buy new fabric?  Its totally easy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007 06:38:02 AM »

thanks for the info...it actually helped oodles...although i certainly would not complain about an in depth tutorial either Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007 06:49:46 AM »

mmm, leopard.

very hot skirts
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